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School Board Member Election

Questions and More Information

Voter Registration
Anyone with questions on voter registration issues is encouraged to visit the Bernalillo County Clerk’s web site for more information and resources.

New Mexico School Boards Association
Candidates are encouraged to visit the New Mexico School Boards Association for more information.

Rules for Campaigning
APS has specific rules about campaigning on or near school property. Go to Policy KH2 and Procedural Directive, Distributing or Posting Promotional Literature: Fundraising, Campaign or Other Material for details.

More Information
For questions or more information, please email APS Board and Constituent Services at or call (505) 880-3729

Albuquerque Public Schools will have an election on November 5, 2019, to elect members of the Board of Education in school board districts 1, 2 and 4.

Currently, those districts are represented by:

For information about:

Contact the Bernalillo County Clerk at:
One Civic Plaza NW 6th Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102-9854
Phone: (505) 243-8683
Bernalillo County Clerk Website

For information about:

      • School District Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements 

      Contact the New Mexico Secretary of State at:
      New Mexico Office of the Secretary of State
      New Mexico Capitol Annex North
      325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
      Santa Fe, NM 87501
      Phone: (505) 827-3600
      Toll Free: 1-800-477-3632
      New Mexico Secretary of State Website

      Elections Bureau & Ethics Division: (505) 827-3600
      Bureau of Elections Resources


      Board Member Candidate Requirements

      The next election for APS school board members will be in 2019 for districts 1, 2 and 4. Anyone filing as a candidate for a school board member position must meet the following criteria:

        • Be a registered voter
        • Be 18 years of age or older
        • Not be a convicted felon
        • Physically reside in the school board district for which the individual is a candidate
        • Physically reside in the school board district to be represented at the time the APS Board of Education votes on the proclamation acknowledging the upcoming election. This proclamation must be approved by the APS Board of Education preceding the election. School board candidates must reside in the school board district for which they are running before the proclamation is approved. Check with APS Board of Education Services at (505) 880-3729 or to find out the exact date when the proclamation will be scheduled on an APS Board of Education agenda.
        • Note: An employee with Albuquerque Public Schools who has filed as a candidate for a school board member position and is elected to that position must resign as an employee to serve on the Board of Education. APS Board of Education Policy GB12 and New Mexico State Statute 22-5-5.

      In addition to the legal qualifications for school board member candidates, elected members of the APS Board of Education must commit to:

        • Completion of APS Questionnaire
        • Two regular board meetings per month
        • Special board meetings when called (usually two per month)
        • Additional meetings such as executive meetings, briefings and others as needed
        • Regularly scheduled board committee meetings per month such as Policy and Instruction; Finance; Audit; District Equity and Engagement, and Capital Outlay, and Property and Technology. Contact the APS Board of Education office at 880-3729 or to find out the exact schedules of meetings.
        • Professional training
        • Other considerations as circumstances warrant
        • Per diem for regular, special and committee meetings ($85 per day with board meetings; possible mileage if meetings are held 35 miles from APS Headquarters)
        • No other APS compensation

      APS Board of Education Code of Ethics
      Government Conduct Act
      View the complete School Election Law Statutes


      Maps of School Board Districts


      Related Statutes


      Important Dates

        • School Board Declaration of Candidacy is August 27, 2019 for the November 5, 2019 school board election
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